By Erica Metzger and Mandy Hendrix
DIY: Want a smooth, sexy blowout? Use the right round brush for your hair texture. For thick, coarse, or very curly hair, a mixed-bristle brush with a wooden barrel works best. If you have straight or fine hair, use a synthetic-bristle ceramic barrel brush for volume and body. Also, you'll get better results by alternating your blow-dryer's heat settings: warm air to smooth and shape your strands and cool air to set and lock the style in place.
We like: Gold 'N Hot Professional Euro-Ionic Dryer, $40; Goody Nature Advanced Round Brush, $12